Cancer is a major health condition that has affected the lives of many individuals in Illinois and across the nation. In some cases, patients may undergo a procedure to have a cancerous mass removed to reduce the likelihood the condition will worsen, and if doctors fail to provide the necessary care, the results can be catastrophic. A man in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against a medical professional after claiming that negligence led to the wrongful death of his wife.
The incident reportedly began when the woman was scheduled to undergo surgery to have a polyp removed from her colon. According to the lawsuit, the woman visited the same doctor twice over a three year period for a similar procedure, and on both occasions the procedure was unsuccessful. The woman reportedly chose to visit another doctor after the second surgery, and she was informed that her cancer had spread to several of her lymph nodes and liver.
Unfortunately, the woman passed away around two months later. Her husband claims that the doctor who performed the surgeries failed to provide a certain standard of care. He also asserts that the doctor admitted to considering the need for a surgical consultation after failing to remove the polyp, but failed to follow through. The man has reportedly filed a medical malpractice lawsuit and is seeking as much as $4 million in restitution.
Watching a loved one battle a major illness can be challenging enough as is, but losing that loved one due to neglect is something no person should have to face. Those who are forced to endure such loss may wish to exercise their right to pursue accountability in civil court, and they could benefit from speaking with an attorney early on for assistance. An attorney can assist a client in Illinois in pursuing the full amount of restitution deserved through a wrongful death claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.